They’ve been shown off by houseplant enthusiasts for almost 150 years, and today clivias are regaining popularity for their blazing multiheaded blooms and architectural foliage. Learn all you need to know to care for this subtropical plant that loves a dry, low light spot, and putting on a big springtime show. Read more.
Winter daphne might be around for a short time compared to other shrubs, but its stunning, fragrant contribution in late winter and early spring means you’ll forgive, forget, and plant more. Learn how to grow and care for this little woody shrub that will permeate your home and garden with its alluring perfume in this guide.
The sumptuous beauty of white peonies is hard to beat as a cut flower for a vase or in a wedding bouquet. From snow white to buttery cream to some with golden hearts, these sumptuous flowers bring understated elegance to beds and borders. Learn about 13 of the best white peony varieties to grow at home. Read more now.
There are over 50,000 different varieties of dahlia, from peony to pom-pom. If you’re a fan, you can never have enough. Taking cuttings is an easy way to turn one tuber into five, ten, or even more plants, all for free. Check out our guide to successful dahlia propagation from cuttings. Read more now.
Almost every savory recipe starts with a diced onion, adding a savory flavor base to the dish. Homegrown storage onions can stay in perfect condition for up to year with the right processing. Learn how and when to harvest and cure your onions for a self-sufficient kitchen supply in this guide. Read more now.
Dahlias are a summer delight, their tall stems supporting a rainbow of flowers, from the symmetrical perfection of the pom-poms to the double blooms of the spiky cactus type. However, they need some support to look their best. We’ll go over the best ways to stake your dahlias in this guide. Read more now.
One of the happy bonuses to growing dahlias is all the free plants you get when you spend a little time processing the tubers in fall or spring. Find out the basics of how to successfully dig and divide dahlias, including the best time of year, the important parts of the tuber, and why sharp tools are crucial. Read more.
Peonies are the shooting stars of the flower world, their ravishing blooms briefly lighting up the garden with pure elegance. But sometimes, you may see all your promising buds shrivel into nothing. Here are 9 reasons why your peonies bud but don’t bloom, with simple steps that may help them to shine next spring.
The sweet, bright blooms of Gerbera jamesonii make it one of the world’s favorite cut flowers and it’s also easy to grow. Enjoy beds and borders with flowers in delicate creams and whites, hot to pastel pinks, or bold oranges and reds. Find out how to grow and care for your own gerbera daisies in this guide. Read more.